We’re so lucky to live on the Gold Coast – an area bursting with delicious and health-conscious restaurants. It’s hard to choose favourites amongst the sea of nutritious options, but I’ve nailed down my list of 6 healthy Gold Coast cafes that are my go-to’s:
Commune café has changed their menu over time and although not directly catered for people with food sensitivities, there are plenty of healthy options. However this makes my top 6 predominantly for their almond milk (THEY MAKE THEIR OWN) and their amazing staff that are always super friendly and warming! Commune is at the top of my list for healthy Gold Coast cafes!
Home of Cocowhip and Veganola, this café has plenty of healthiness to offer. They have an extensive menu serving breakfast and lunch, as well as dinner on the weekends. They cater for most food allergies/ intolerances, which is clearly indicated through their use of symbols on their menus. My menu favourites (other then their almond milk chai lattes) are their Raw Pad Thai and also their Gluten Free Maqui Brownie with a side of cocowhip!
This is my number one place for Acai bowls on the Gold Coast. Helens Café is next door to their bulk food store in the center of James Street, Burleigh Heads. Having the bulk food store next door has allowed them to have plenty of delicious options and the resources to get creative and make your own – my menu favourite has to be the Coco Crunch Bowl, often adding a bit of vegan chocolate to the top. They also have plenty of smoothies, juices and raw food desserts. This is a must visit.
**Update – Now Closed** Bootleg has recently changed their menu and it is AMAZING! They have plenty of healthy meals, raw desserts, juices and smoothies. A favourite of mine is their Baby Face Smoothie, which is a delicious blend of strawberries and almond milk. You will find this healthy gem in the main street of Broadbeach on the opposite side of Starbucks.
Another super friendly gem amongst healthy Gold Coast cafes that offers an extensive menu catering for a variety of food intolerances/ allergies. This café is found in the new hub area at Chirn Park and serves breakfast and lunch daily. I don’t get here as often as I would like, as it is located at the other end of the Gold Coast, however I couldn’t go past their House-Made Chocolate Granola.
This is a weekend regular for me! Most Saturdays I stop off here and pick up a warm loaf of their freshly baked gluten-free bread. Free of all the nasty artificial flavours and colours commonly found in store bought gluten-free options, this café and bakery offers a delicious and healthy alternative. Open for breakfast and lunch their menu is completely gluten-free and offers a variety of delightful wholefoods and goodies.
If you have some favourite healthy Gold Coast cafes that you would like to recommend that I try– comment below and I will be sure to go check them out!
Chae @ The Wellness Emporium